mardi 17 avril 2012

Cameron Newton honoré à l'université d'Auburn.

Bo Jackson, Pat Sullivan et Cam Newton

Une cérémonie particulière s'est déroulée samedi sur le campus de l'université d'Auburn en honneur aux trois lauréats historiques du prestigieux trophée Heisman (considéré par de très nombreux analystes comme le Trophée le plus importants du sport Américain....) ayant portés les couleurs des Tigers, l'ancien Quarterback et désormais Head Coach de l'université de Samford Pat Sullivan (Heisman Trophy 1971), l'ancien Running Back des Oakland Raiders et Champ Extérieur des Kansas City Royals en MLB Bo Jackson (Heisman Trophy 1985) et l'actuel Quarterback vedette des Carolina Panthers Cameron Newton (Heisman Trophy 2010).
Les trois hommes ont été accueilli sur le terrain même des Tigers, le célèbre Jordan-Hare Stadium, devant une énorme foule toute acquise à ses trois anciens héros. Cette cérémonie fut l'occasion d'inaugurer trois statues élevées en l'honneur des trois Heisman, ainsi que celle pour Cam Newton de lire un poème écrit de sa main à son ancien public et dont voici le texte:

"365 days, that was my tenure,

But for some strange reason it felt like I've always been here.

All the blood, sweat and tears it took to get this

I'll always honor and cherish this.

My road to the top had a couple of pit stops

But during my time at Auburn, the love of the Auburn family would not let my morale drop.

Greatness was what I strived for and greatness is what I got

The mentality of the Auburn man took me to the top.

Some people will never understand the feeling of what it means to be an Auburn man

But I'm lucky enough to be able to raise my right hand and be able to say “I can.”

My time at Auburn, I don't know if it could have been any better--

Man, was it great.

We won an SEC title, a national championship

And, oh yeah, we beat that team, 27-28.

As a wise man once said, “This place,” as in Auburn, “was great way before you were thought of,”

And this place is where I will always love
 
So as I share this day with two of Auburn's beloved

I want to end by saying “War Eagle” and “I believe in Auburn and love it.”

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